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Brooklyn restaurant owner to end no-tipping policy

November 29, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, owner of Brooklyn dining spots Roman’s, Diner, and Marlow & Sons, will end his no-tipping policy on Dec. 17.

Tarlow’s original decision to forego tipping was part of the “anti-gratuity movement,” meant to close the pay gap between employees who can accept tips, like waiters, and those who can’t, like cooks, according to Eater.

In a statement, Tarlow says he had to raise the price of many dishes in order to pay employees higher hourly wages.

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“It’s become impossible to ignore that removing tips has created new challenges that we are unable to solve, chiefly that prices have hit a peak that the market cannot bear,” he said.

Menu prices will go down again as part of this change, Eater reported.

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